The 8th Annual CHBA CI House & Home Show was a great success!

March 6, 2014

 About twelve hundred consumers filled the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre last Saturday at the 8th Annual House and Home Show.  This event, hosted by CHBA CI and sponsored by Home Hardware, focused on home building and renovating, energy efficiency and “green initiatives”. Sixty two exhibitors enjoyed showcasing their products from 9:30am-4:30pm.

The “Ugly Fridge Contest” was a very successful component of the show. People sent in a photo of their working full size refrigerator to enter the contest. We received more than 40 entries. We then picked the top 10 Ugliest Fridge pictures and had them at the home show. People who attended the home show voted for the Ugliest Fridge. The picture with the most votes was the winner.

The winner of the Brand New Maytag Stainless Steel fridge, sponsored by City Furniture, was Ernie Jamrich from the North Shore. Both Ernie and his wife came to the show to see if their fridge entry made the top 10, and it did. “I had a friend help me email in the photo, we sent it out to all of our friends asking them to go to the home show and vote for my fridge. This is a great surprise, you just made my day” says Ernie.

Val Macmillan won a 60” Plasma TV sponsored by Andre’s Electronics Experts. Carol Howie won an iPad mini sponsored by SA Electric and Roy Worbets won a designer chair sponsored by Portfolio Interiors.

CHBA Central Interior is an active residential builder association of 200 members representing the Central Interior region of BC.



"As a member of the CHBA, for the past 20 years, I have always found the association to be an extremely valuable resource and advocate for the industry."